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Juan Bay here identifies the periods during which he was producing Planar and Non-Figurative art. He explains that, after he settled in Argentina, he began working in the style of the Madí group in about 1952.
Juan Bay (1892-1978) was born in Trenque Lauquen, Argentina. After living in Italy for many years, he returned to his native country in 1949. There, his work was exhibited in major art galleries, and he joined the Madí group. Bay was among the artists whose work was featured in group shows at the Krayd, Van Riel and Bonino galleries in Buenos Aires. His work was also shown overseas at several galleries, including the Galeria Numero in Florence and the Denise René Gallery in Paris.This article appeared in Continente, a magazine devoted to the arts, writing, science, humor, and matters of general interest. The Magazine was published in Argentina from April 1947 to December 1955. This was the period when Juan Domingo Perón was in power, so this magazine was known as the “Decálogo del peronismo” [The Decalogue of Peronism]. The article carries an opinion piece by Tomás Maldonado and includes a biographical review (see doc. no. 742756). This document was chosen because it documents the artist’s development in his own words.